DRESSING FOR YOUR BODY TYPE 

A - TEARDROP

Its a triangular shape where your waist and hips are wider than your bust (min. 5%) and your waist is narrow compare to your hips.

You have narrow and/or sloped shoulders; fuller legs and hips. To dress your best try to play up the top half of your body and minimize the bottom.

Below you can find some basic recommendations that you can follow in order to balance your silhouette and enhance your look. 
 

Necklines : Wide and short necklines like off-shoulder, sabrina, bateau, square and  cowl necks will balance your bottom out.

Off Shoulder Neckline
Sabrina Neckline
Bateu Neckline
Square Neckline
Cowl Neckline

Sleeves : Short, wide, loose sleeves such as flutter, puff, jullet, lantern or cowl sleeves, if long than add volume to shoulder area.

Flutter Sleeves
Juliet Sleeves
Lantern Sleeves
Cowl Sleeves
Leg of Mutton Sleeves

Shirts : Loose and finish at the hip line; bright colours, bold patterns; details makes your shoulders look broader, like shoulder pad, ruffles, horizontal stripes; bust pockets; long knits that hit mid-thigh. Embellishments like ruffles, cowl collars, lace trims on the neck area draws the eye upwards. Avoid skin fitting or strap tops.

Bust Pockets Shirts
Jabot Shirts
Pussy Bow Shirts
Ruffle Shirts
Rolled Sleeves Shirts

Jackets : Less fitted outwear on the waist; jackets with high neckline with narrow collar; dark colour mid-thigh length or light colour cropped style (denim, bomber) jackets; no front opening; details like pockets and collar around the bust area.

Blouson Jackets
Bomber Jackets
Denim Jacket
Waterfall Jacket
Cropped Jacket

Coats : Long A-Line, princes or empire cut coats with dark colours. Avoid the hemline ends at the hip; details like pockets, pattern or pleating on your hip area. Avoid straight cut and boxy coats.,

A Line Coat
Empire Coat Double Breasted
Swing Coat
Yoke Coat
Cape Coat

Skirts : Straight or slightly gathered knee length skirts; A-Line, bias, godet, gored styles; no details like pockets, pleats or patterns. Avoid poofy or mini skirts. 

A Line Skirt
Bias Skirt
Godet Skirt
Gored Skirt
Paneled Skirt

Dresses : Wide bottom shape dresses like A-Line, X-Line, empire, princess seams or wrap style dresses with hemline hits below the knee; soft draping fabrics; dropped and embellished necklines with details close to neck and face; dark or muted colours on the bottom; dramatic sleeves. Avoid strapless or halter style dresses; horizontal stripes.  

A Line Dress
X Line Dress
Empire Style Dress
Princess Seams Dress
Wrap Style Dress

Pants & Jeans : Dark or muted colours with no print or patterns; plain, flat front, straight leg, classic, relaxed fit pants; mid or high waist. Boot-cut or slightly flared, dark colour jeans with no pocket details, mid or high rise. If you really like skinny, than wear them with loose tops. Avoid cropped or combat pants; baggy jeans; loose bottoms; dropped waistline.

Boot Cut Pants
Flared Leg Pants
Tapered Pants
Formal Trousers
Classic Trousers

Fabrics : To balance the wider hip area, use light weighted flowy fabrics, avoid bottoms and dresses with thick fabrics. For tops, you can use heavier, textured and thick fabrics to ad dimension to your bust and shoulder area.

Accessories : Pointed and square toe shoes that elongate the legs and make them look slimmer. Heels and long boots are also good since they help legs looking longer. Chunky heels, platforms and wedges are good choices as long as they don't have ankle straps. 

To help your shoulders look broader and balance your silhouette, choose the bags that fall between your waist and hips. Short stripes, oversize or structured bags, clutches with bold colours and  lots of details. Avoid bags that sits on your hip area.

Scarves can help to draw attention to your upper body. Use chunky, long scarves only around your neck area with bold colours and patterns.

Jewelries also help to draw attention to your neck area, therefore use bold, chunky necklaces sit above the bust, big earrings and hair accessories.

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